Intel Introduces Next-Generation Thunderbolt
Yesterday the USB-IF Association announced the release of the USB4 v2.0 specification, which enables data transfer rates of up to 80 Gbps. Under the new specification, the maximum bandwidth of USB4 will be doubled, and the USB-C and PD power supply specifications have also been updated.
- Two times the total bandwidth of Thunderbolt 4 to 80 Gbps, while providing up to three times the bandwidth to 120 Gbps for video-intensive usages.
- Support for the newly released DisplayPort 2.1 for the best display experience.
- Two times the PCI Express data throughput for faster storage and external graphics.
- Works with existing passive cables up to 1m via a new signaling technology.
- Compatible with previous versions of Thunderbolt, USB, and DisplayPort.
- Supported by Intel’s enabling and certification programs.
Intel has not determined the specific name of the next-generation Thunderbolt.